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Spanish-Style Beef and Rice


  • 2 cups beef stock

  • 1 3/4 cups water

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 2 cups enriched white  rice

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)

  • 1 2/3 pounds ground sirloin

  • Salt and pepper

  • 1 large onion, finely chopped

  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and finely chopped

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 2 cups tomato sauce

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin (2/3 palmful)

  • 1/4 cup chopped flat leaf parsley (a couple of handfuls)


Heat beef stock, water and butter to a full boil. Add rice, and then reduce heat and cover pot. Cook 20 minutes, until tender and liquids are absorbed.

Heat a large, deep skillet over medium-high heat. Add EVOO, one turn of the pan, and beef and season with salt and pepper. Brown the meat for 2-3 minutes. Add onion, garlic, bell pepper and Worcestershire sauce. Cook together 5-7 minutes, until veggies are just tender. Add tomato sauce, cloves, cumin and parsley. Bring mixture up to a bubble and reduce heat to low.

Combine cooked rice with meat mixture and serve.